blue-green algae


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blue-green algae,

popular name for those microorganisms that are now more properly called cyanobacteriacyanobacteria
or blue-green algae,
photosynthetic bacteria that contain chlorophyll. For many years they were classified in the plant kingdom along with algae, but discoveries made possible by the electron microscope and new biochemical techniques have shown them to be
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blue-green algae

[¦blü¦grēn ′al·jē]
(microbiology)
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Secondary contact recreation such as rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing will still be permitted, noting ACT Health's advice below: Symptoms of blue-green algae exposure may include skin/mucosa irritation, flu-like symptoms, and gastrointestinal illness; There is an increased risk of adverse health effects from water exposure for secondary contact recreation; People should not engage in secondary contact recreation unless: They are experienced; They are informed of the algal risks and what to do if contact occurs;
If people swallow any water infected with blue-green algae, it can cause rashes and illness including eye irritation, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and muscle and joint pain.
It's important to stress there have been no long-term problems or deaths in humans caused by blue-green algae.
Report signs of blue-green algae on Environment Agency Wales'' 24 hour hotline on 0800 807060.
Reading GMW's range of fact sheets and other information on blue-green algae available at GMW's blue?
We have not received reports of blue-green algae at any of our other reservoirs in north Wales.
In early fall 1995 we collected the blue-green algae from Dianshan Lake, one of the main water supply sources for Shanghai, during a water bloom period.
Toxic blue-green algae are common in a number of Oregon lakes, especially during the summer when warm weather appears to accelerate algae growth.
Cllr Meaden said: "At this stage, there is no evidence to suggest that any other locations are affected by blue-green algae.
The dark band that creeps over coral and destroys tissue comes from a consortium of blue-green algae, a deadly layer cake of cooperating organisms from three genera that secretes toxic sulfides from its bottom tier.
Veridium's bioreactor is based on a new strain iron-loving blue-green algae discovered thriving in a hot stream at Yellowstone National Park.
Advisory for blue-green algae in Dexter Lake is lifted